Local Students Awarded College Degrees

Miami University

Chris Emproto Emproto, of Huntington, NY (11743) was among more than 500 students from Miami University who received degrees during the summer semester of 2020. Emproto, graduated with a Master of Science in Geology.

Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio.

Western New England University

Victoria Weisser of Huntington Station graduated from Western New England University with a MS in Applied Behavior Analysis on August 15, 2020.

Weisser was among more than 140 students who received degrees from 19 states and four countries.

Western New England serves 3,825 students, including 2,580 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the School of Law.

Jamie Paragallo of Huntington Graduates from St. Lawrence University

 

St. Lawrence University

Jamie T. Paragallo was one of the nearly 465 students who were awarded bachelor degrees from St. Lawrence University conferred in May 2020.

Paragallo is a member of the Class of 2020 and is majoring in English and business in the liberal arts. Paragallo attended Huntington High School.

Stonehill College

Laura Solar, of Melville graduated with the Class of 2020 during a virtual Commencement Ceremony this summer at Stonehill College.

Initially scheduled for Sunday, May 17 with a traditional in-person format but knocked off course by COVID-19, Stonehill’s 69th Commencement finally took place on Saturday, August 8 making history as the College’s first virtual Commencement and the first ever held in August. Another big change this year was the presentation of candidates for master’s degrees.

University of Alabama

Kevin Walsh of Northport has received the following from The University of Alabama: Bachelor of Arts. UA awarded some 1,345 degrees during summer commencement July 31 – Aug. 2.

Hofstra University

About 2,000 Hofstra University students earned their undergraduate, graduate, or law degrees this spring and summer. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual commencement ceremonies were held on August 23, 2020. Watch videos for the various ceremonies at hofstra.edu/commencement.

The following local residents were among the graduates:

Cristina Allen of Northport, NY earned a Master of Science in Accounting.

Stephen Anzalone of Northport, NY earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.

Alex Arthur of Huntington, NY earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Vanessa Aulestia of Huntington, NY earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.

Rafiqur Azad of Dix Hills, NY earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems.

Jaclyn Bednar of Commack, NY earned a Master of Science in Accounting.

Colleen Beirne of Huntington Station, NY earned a Master of Science in Business Analytics.

Jarret Bodo of Melville, NY earned a Juris Doctor in Law.

Kayla Boston of Commack, NY earned a Master of Science in Education in Special Education Early Childhood Intervention.

Jared Brown of Melville, NY earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media Studies and Rhetorical Studies.

Connor Burke of Commack, NY earned a Master of Science in Accounting.

Anthony Calos of Melville, NY earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Delaney Commins of Northport, NY earned a Master of Arts in Early Childhood & Childhood Education: STEM.

Shannon Contino of Huntington, NY earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences.

Samantha Covello of Melville, NY earned a Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in Early Childhood & Childhood Education.

Richard De La Sota of Lloyd Harbor, NY earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics.

Daniel Desanti of Dix Hills, NY earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Claudine Desroches of Dix Hills, NY earned a Master of Science in Accounting.

Kristina Dicarlo of Huntington, NY earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance.

Matthew Dinhofer of Melville, NY earned a Master of Science in Taxation.

Josephine Dituri of Huntington Station, NY earned a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Julia Drum of Huntingtn Sta, NY earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.

Christopher Durand of Cold Spring Harbor, NY earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

Maria Dzenawager of Commack, NY earned a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with STEM Specialization.

Avery Ersboll of Northport, NY earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Gerard Espinoza of Northport, NY earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.

Anthony Farina of Northport, NY earned a Juris Doctor in Law.

Cassandra Ficano of Northport, NY earned a Juris Doctor in Law.

Alexandra Forte of Dix Hills, NY earned a Master’s degree in Health Administration (MHA).

Victoria Gamez Agee of Huntington, NY earned a LLM in American Legal Studies.

Ashleigh Garretson of Huntington, NY earned a Advanced Certificate in School-Community Psychology.

Shealynn Gelderman of Dix Hills, NY earned a Bachelor of Science in Community Health.

Pamela Gore of Northport, NY earned a Advanced Certificate in RN First Assistant (RNFA).

Jared Grossman of Dix Hills, NY earned a Master of Arts in Journalism.

Richard Hermer-Fried of Huntington, NY earned a Juris Doctor in Law.

Laura Hirst of Huntington, NY earned a Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in Higher Education Leadership & Policy Studies.

John Hovestadt of Huntington Station, NY earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Shivam Jauhar of Dix Hills, NY earned a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience.

Raj Kapoor of Huntington Station, NY earned a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Avneet Kaur of Dix Hills, NY earned a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy.

Crystal Kingdon of Huntington, NY earned a Master of Science in Education in Teaching English as a Second Language.

Maria-Eleni Kiousenterlis of Dix Hills, NY earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Wayne Koziatek of Huntingtn Sta, NY earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.

Tyler Krukowski of Commack, NY earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.

Cybele Laisney of Northport, NY earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and English Education.

Mathusa Lakuleswaran of Dix Hills, NY earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.

Benjamin Lebowitz of Cold Spring Harbor, NY earned a Master of Business Administration in Sports & Entertainment Management.

Jeanette Lee of Huntington, NY earned a Master of Science in Nursing (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner).

Andrew Lertora of Northport, NY earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance.

Alyx Lewis of Huntington, NY earned a Juris Doctor in Law.

Alexis Lott of Dix Hills, NY earned a Bachelor of Science in Community Health.

Courtney Magnusson of Northport, NY earned a Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in Business Education.

Dominic Maniscalco of Dix Hills, NY earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business.

Justin Manzi of Melville, NY earned a Juris Doctor in Law.

Brittany McGowan of Cold Spg Hbr, NY earned a Bachelor of Science in Video/Television And Film.

Ian Mealie of Fort Salonga, NY earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Sara Meyburg of Northport, NY earned a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Jacqueline Mincone of Huntington Station, NY earned a Juris Doctor in Law.

Osvaldo Moreira-Gonzalez of Huntington Station, NY earned a Bachelor of Science in Community Health.

Shiva Moshtagh of Commack, NY earned a Master of Science in Nursing (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner).

Holly Murphy of Northport, NY earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing.

Edwin Naegele of Huntington, NY earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Anali Nanavati of Huntington Station, NY earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Criminology.

Cara Pascarella of Dix Hills, NY earned a Juris Doctor in Law.

Jason Pastuch of Commack, NY earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Nicolette Putre of Melville, NY earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training.

Johanne Saint Jean of Huntington Station, NY earned a Master’s degree in Health Administration (MHA).

Sabrina Salama of Melville, NY earned a Juris Doctor in Law.

Jesse Scheiner of Huntington Station, NY earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Science.

Megan Schumann of Huntington, NY earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations.

Melanie Shayowitz of Commack, NY earned a Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in Teaching English as a Second Language.

Sabrina Siena of Dix Hills, NY earned a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology.

Manek Singh of Huntington, NY earned a Master of Business Administration in International Business.

Jenna Swerdlow of Dix Hills, NY earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media Studies.

Alex Thomas of Huntington, NY earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations.

Annmarie Thomas of Northport, NY earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences.

Jenna Traina of Huntington, NY earned a Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in Mathematics Education with STEM Integration.

Alec Trinagel of Dix Hills, NY earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

Vanessa Uhr of Huntington Station, NY earned a Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner).

Katelin Valente of Huntington, NY earned a Advanced Certificate in Literacy Studies.

John Voiklis of Commack, NY earned a Master of Science in Taxation.

Emma Walerstein of Huntington, NY earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management.

Samantha Walton of Commack, NY earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Noor-Ul-Huda Waseem of Melville, NY earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.

Joshua Weiner of Huntington Station, NY earned a Master of Business Administration in Management.

Kelly Weiner of Commack, NY earned a Master of Science in Education in Elementary Special Education.

Emily Whitcomb of Huntington, NY earned a Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in Early Childhood & Childhood Education.

Colgate University
Members of the Class of 2020 were honored in a virtual ceremony on May 17 at Colgate University’s 199th Commencement.

Brynn April, a graduate of Half Hollow Hills HS East, of Huntington Station, NY (11746)

Jordan Linde, a graduate of Half Hollow Hills HS East, of Melville, NY (11747)

Sabrina Odierno, a graduate of Cold Spring Harbor High School, of Cold Spring Harbor, NY (11724)

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